Avish Parashar: Unleashing Your Inner Comedian! Using Improv Comedy Techniques to Add Humor to Your Program – Without Telling Jokes!

November 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Hilton Garden Inn
500 Promenade Blvd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Guess what? You (yes you) are funny! You just may not know it yet.

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Evening Dinner meetings:
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  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Program

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  • 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.: Program

  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch on your own

  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Afternoon Deep Dive (additional fee)

 
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  • 9:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Program, lunch, and breaks


 

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Avish Parashar: Unleashing Your Inner Comedian! Using Improv Comedy Techniques to Add Humor to Your Program – Without Telling Jokes!

November 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Hilton Garden Inn
500 Promenade Blvd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Guess what? You (yes you) are funny! You just may not know it yet.

In this interactive and fun program, you will learn the fundamentals of great improvisation and then use the ideas of improv comedy to access, develop, and incorporate your own natural humor into your presentations.

This program is NOT an improv comedy class. It is an interactive session where you will play improv games designed to help you discover your natural humor and allow you to practice ways of quickly adding humor to your programs that is authentic and natural for you.

If adding humor to your programs is important to you (as it should be) then be sure to attend this highly entertaining, highly interactive, very fun, and content-packed program!

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

- Use three techniques to quickly add humor to their presentations without writing "jokes".
- Access their quick-thinking and creative skills to flow with the unexpected humor and speed. 
- Quickly generate humorous content that is authentic to you - even if you speak on a "dry" or "serious" topic. 

 


 

Program Agenda
- 9:00 - 10:00 am - Networking and Continental Breakfast
- 10:00 am - 12:00 noon pm - Morning Session
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch on your own
- 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Afternoon Deep Dive (additional fee)
- 3:15 - 4:15 pm - Aspiring Speakers Program Showcase


 

About Our Speaker

Avish Parashar is quite possibly the world’s only Motivational Improviser. Avish uses his 25+ years of experience performing, teaching and studying improv comedy to show organizations and individuals how to think quickly, get creative, and master change. He is the author of "Improvise to Success!" and "Say 'Yes, And!'" as well as dozens of other products designed to help others use the power of improvisation to be funnier, happier, and more successful.  

Avish has been involved in NSA for over 13 years, served as the president of the Philadelphia NSA Chapter in 2008-2009, and was awarded “Chapter Member of the Year,” three times. He is currently back on the board as Programming Chair.

He has presented four times as part of the Annual Convention’s Pre-Conference Comedy Night, including 2013 when he hosted a “speaker themed” improv comedy show and 2015 when he was one of the contestants in “The Speaker Games.”

The May 2016 issue of Speaker Magazine contained an article by Avish on using improv to add humor to presentations – and featured him on the cover!

Avish is also a long time member of the Cigar PEG and, as the emcee and auctioneer at their Annual Fundraiser at the NSA Convention, has helped them raise over $500,000 for charity.

Tickets

$80.00 Member rate, Morning AND Afternoon Sessions with Avish Parashar